MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gov. Mark Dayton’s Office and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota announced Tuesday a new initiative to help young women achieve their goals.

“It’s the first of its kind in the nation,” the governor said at a press conference. “The initiative is a public-private partnership and a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment to achieve equity and opportunities and to improve the lives of young women of color, American Indian young women, young women from greater Minnesota, LGBTQ youth and young women with disabilities.”

The Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota will come up with an action plan by April of next year. There will be recommendations on how to improve opportunities for women and girls between the ages of 12 and 24.

There will also be a prosperity and well-being index to measure the progress over the next six years of this initiative.

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is investing $8 million to get things started.

Comments (3)
  1. Same Old Democrat Lies says:

    More b.s. from Dayton and these sexist groups. No woman is prevented from doing what she wants. It’s white men who are excluded from education and career choices. If you are not a woman or minority, you don’t get that free scholarship and priority for that job position opening. It’s a fact. Women are given more opportunities than men.

  2. Patriotism-Matters says:

    He cannot without appropriation.

    Minnesota Constitution

    Section 1. Money paid from state treasury.No money shall be paid out of the treasury of this state except in pursuance of an appropriation by law.

  3. Right Women says:

    An absolutely WONDERFUL investment in the future of the state as demographic changes (threatening commentators like those preceding this one) transform the beautiful state of Minnesota. It’s an exciting public/private partnership with the Womens’ Foundation and the YWCA of St. Paul! With all that is occurring regarding misogyny and abuse of women’s dignity, this will be a nice bulwark to support and shore up the esteem, the dignity and the contributions of women from the widest variety of backgrounds.

    Congratulations to all of the visionary partners!!